May 3, 2007

World's First Mobile Linux Development Kit Ships

Elena Petrova writes "Unicon Systems, a Linux handheld software and hardware technology developer from Menlo Park, California, started shipping its Mobile Linux Development Kit (MKitTM).
MKitTM ($599) is the first and only unique mobile Linux development kit on the market. It gives professional developers and manufacturers the ability to create new handheld devices for industrial, security, educational and medical applications, as well as for various consumer electronics products.
Unicon has two development kit models: MKit – consumer (available now) and MKit – industrial (coming soon).
Unicon’s patented, wireless, and mobile chip-on-film Linux computer is based on an ARM9 embedded CPU running full blown Linux 2.6 and attached to the back of a 3.5” touch screen. It is equipped with multiple connectivity options, including two 2.0 high-speed USB host ports and WiFi.
Development kits will be available in different modifications, including the world’s first SDIO Linux Development Kit.
Along with the MKitTM , Unicon offers a highly integrated System-on-Display (SODTM) standard component . It features a 3.5” TFT color touch screen display and a Linux running platform on an ARM9 CPU, all built in a compact slim form factor. It is the perfect solution for mass manufacturing, as it combines cost-effectiveness with a paper-thin design which is durable and well-protected against reverse engineering.
With Unicon Systems' innovative technology, developers only need to worry about designing the application. Unicon provides a complete turn key solution: handheld hardware platform (MKitTM) for development needs, and a cost effective System-on-Display (SoDTM) components for mass production.

Please visit Unicon Systems’ website to get more information and to buy MKitTM and SoDTM on-line."


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